Wendell Park Primary School

Cobbold Road, London W12 9LB

020 8743 1372

In 2017, Wendell Park achieved results above the national average for Reading, Writing and Mathematics for both children reaching their age related expectation and children working above their age.


The governors' job is to ensure that all children at Wendell Park receive the best education possible. They set the strategic direction for the school, overseeing the school budget to make sure money is well spent and by monitoring and evaluating the school's performance. 

The Governing Body


Wendell Park currently has eleven governors who, between them, represent the Local Education Authority (Hammersmith and Fulham), parents and carers, the staff of the school (teaching and non-teaching) and the local community. The full governing body meet at least once each term.

If you would like to find out more about the work we do and feel you have skills or experience that could assist the governing body in carrying out its duties, or if you’d like to contact a governor for any other reason, please contact us at:wendellparkgovernors@hotmail.com or via the School Office.

And if you want to help in other ways the Friends of Wendell Park Parent Teacher Association (PTA) which focuses on organising events and fundraising,

So please get involved – your school needs YOU!

Governors Diary

Latest Governors Events

Curriculum, Achievements and School Community Committee Meeting28Feb2018

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Curriculum, Achievements and School Community Committee Meeting13Jun2018

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Calendars page(s): Governors >>

The Governing Body's Role

The role of the governing body is:

  • to influence any long-term goals and vision for the school
  • set aims and objectives for the school
  • set policies for achieving those aims and objectives
  • set targets by which progress towards those aims and objectives can be measured
  • review and monitor progress in achieving the aims and objectives
  • work with the headteacher to ensure that teaching is effective and of good quality and that children achieve the highest possible standards
  • take general responsibility for the school and its budget
  • act as “critical friend” to the school and headteacher, offering support, advice, a second opinion and help, and also challenging, asking questions and offering constructive feedback
  • promote the interests of the school and its pupils in the community

What do individual Governors actually do?

Governors attend a meeting of the full governing body at least once per term.

In addition, governors sit on at least one committee. Committees also meet at least once per term.

At Wendell Park School, our three committees are the Resources, Curriculum & Achievement and the Children, Families and the Community Committee

Governors often make visits to the school, attend school events and may accompany staff and pupils on outings

Governors assist the headteacher in appointing staff. Governors take the lead in appointing the headteacher

Governors attend training courses to develop their effectiveness in the role

The Governing Body 2017

Mairi Brewis - Co-opted Governor

Chair of the Governing Board

Date appointed 11.06.2015
Term of office: 4 years

I am a member of the Resources Committee.

I have lived in the borough since 2008, and have a strong connection to the local area. I work at the BBC where I am Head of Strategy for Television, and bring to the board a strategic and analytical skill set.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Mairi Brewis)
updated 24/3/17

Katrina O'Brien - Parent Governor

Vice Chair of the Governing Board
Date appointed 11.02.2015
Term of office: 4 years

I have one child currently at Wendell Park - Bea in Year 4.  My son Felix is now in Year 7 but previously attended the school.  
One of my particular interests is in opportunities for children to engage in the arts. I have always worked in the art world - I am currently at the Barbican Centre, but have previously worked for the Hayward Gallery, the Women's Art Library, The Arts Council and Shape (a disability arts organisation). I am very aware of the importance of children experiencing and participating in theatre, music, dance, cinema and the visual arts from a young age - not just for the pleasure that this brings, but also for the skills and confidence that it helps them to acquire.

In my varied work roles I have had to do a lot of fundraising, which is an area I would like to focus on with the school, as well as exploring additional extra-curricular activities.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Katrina OBrien)
updated 24/3/17

Julian Hillman - Local Authority Governor 

Chair of the Curriculum, Achievements and School Community Committee 
Date appointed: 07.07.2014
Term of office: 4 years

I have worked in various forms of social work for 40 years and I retired from my last job with Mencap in 2012. I have been a member of the local Council and have lived in Hammersmith since 1978.  I sit on the board of various local charities.  I have a grand daughter in the school.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Julian Hillman)
updated 24/3/17

Andrew Fawcett - Co-opted Governor 
Chair of The Resources Committee
Date appointed 11.06.15
Term of office: 4 years

I joined the Governing Body in June 2015, and chair the Resources Committee.  I have lived in the area for the last 20 years, and have a strong connection to the local area. I have 2 teenage children that attend other local schools and have worked with children at Richmond Hockey Club for the last 10 years as a coach and as treasurer for the junior club.  I work at Pearson Education where I work internationally on developing future educational products & services  and bring to the board my financial and analytical skils.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Andy Fawcett)
updated 28/11/16

Alice Glossop-Green - Parent Governor
Date appointed: 02.02.17

Term of office: 4 years

I have lived in Shepherd's Bush all my life and have three children at the school - Ruby, Curtis and Marcel. I am currently head of department at a local secondary school, where I have been teaching for over 14 years and have undertaken various roles and responsibilities. This experience, along with my service as school governor for another primary school, mean that I bring to the governing board a broad and diverse understanding of education from classroom level up to whole school planning. My particular interest is with teaching and learning - always keeping in mind the impact that good teaching can have on the life chances of children.

 updated 27/3/17

Rebekah Wilson - Parent Governor

Date appointed: 02.02.17

Term of office: 4 years 

I joined Wendell Park’s governing body in February 2017. I have lived in Shepherd’s Bush for ten years and have two children at the school. I work in the research team at the Local Government Association, where I collect and analyse data relating to a range of public services and policy issues, including help and support for children, young people and their families. I previously worked as a researcher at the National Foundation for Educational Research and also Coram, a charity working with vulnerable children. I have a MA in the Sociology of Education from the Institute of Education and a PhD in Gender from the London School of Economics.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Rebekah Wilson)

updated 24/3/17

Charlotte Tisdall - Co-opted Governor
Date appointed 26.11.2015
Term of office: 4 years

I joined the Governing Body in November 2015.  I am the link governor for Early Years and also a member of the Children, Families and Community Committee.  I have a daughter in Year 1 at the school and my younger daughter will start in Reception in September 2016.  I have lived very locally to the school since 2011. I am currently Marketing Director for a healthy childrens' food company, and bring to the board twenty years' experience of strategic planning and communications.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Charlotte Tisdall)
updated 28/11/16

Dhrupti Shah - Co-opted Governor
Date appointed 23.06.2016
Term of office: 4 years

Education is extremely important to me. I want to be able to do as much as I can to improve education for children. My background is in finance where I gained the ACA qualification. I want to bring this knowledge and experience I have built in my career to the governing body.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Dhrupti Shah)

updated 28/11/16

Caroline Moore - Associate Governor
Date appointed 24.03.17
Term of office: 1 year 

I have wide-ranging senior management experience in the arts and charity sectors. I currently work as a consultant, but previous roles have included Director of Planning and Support Services at Diabetes UK and Director of Finance and Operations at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

I sit on the Curriculum and Achievements Committee.

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Caroline Moore)

updated 24/3/17

Ifrah Elmi - Associate Member of Governing Body
Date appointed 24.03.17
Term of office: 1 year 

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Ifrah Elmi)
updated  24/3/17

Nick Morgan - Staff Governor 
Date appointed 09.11.2016
Term of office: 4 years

I started working at Wendell Park in July 2013 and in that time I have taught in both Lower and Upper Key Stage 2. I am currently a Year 5 teacher and the English leader. I am passionate about doing all I can to provide children with an engaging, memorable education and I love being a part of the Wendell Park community. 

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Nick Morgan)

updated 25/4/17

Julie Howarth - Executive Headteacher 
Date appointed 01.09.2014
Term of office: 4 years

Register of Business Interests for School Governors (Julie Howarth)

updated 28/11/16

Vacancy - Co-opted Governor 

To view the Committee structure, terms of reference and schemes of delegation document for 2016-2017, please click here.

To view the Governor Meeting Attendance, please click here. 

Governor Changes
27 02 15 Jimmy Weir resigned as a co-opted governor
11 06 15 Andy Fawcett appointed as co-opted governor.
11 06 15 John Grigg appointed as co-opted governor.
11 06 15 Mairi Brewis appointed as co-opted governor.
11 06 15 Clare Holland appointed as a co-opted governor.
25 06 15 Ifrah Elmi appointed associate governor
31 07 15 Willian Bunn, Anna Gordon & John Grigg resigned.
31 10 15 Tony Bailey's term of office as staff governor ended.
31 10 15 Aiofe Cunnane elected as staff governor.
26 11 15 Charlotte Tisdall appointed as co-opted governor
26 11 15 Andrew Lifford appointed as co-opted governor
23 06 16 Dhrupti Shah appointed as co-opted governor
23 06 16 Caroline Moore appointed as associate governor
23 06 16 Ifrah Elmi reappointed as an associate governor
31 08 16 Aoife Cunnane resigned as staff governor
03 11 16 Clare Holland resigned as co-opted governor
09 11 16 Nick Morgan elected as staff governor
09 11 16 Rachel Jerrome resigned as a parent governor and was appointed as co-opted governor
24 11 16 Tom Haynes term of office as parent governor ended
02 02 17 Rebekah Wilson and Alice Glossop elected as parent governors
02 03 17 Andrew Lifford resigned as co-opted governor
23 03 17 Rachel Jerrome resigned as co-opted governor and Chair of Governing Board
23 03 17 Mairi Brewis elected as Chair of the Governing Board and Katrina O'Brien elected as Vice Chair
23 03 17 Caroline Moore and Ifrah Elmi's terms as Associate members extended for a further year


Last updated 24/03/17